From polarizing supreme court rulings and healthcare to student loan forgiveness and an uncertain economy, the civic landscape of our country seems destined for unsettling times. So, what actions can we–at the state and local level–take to ensure a fair and balanced democratic process?

Join Seattle CityClub at Re-Engage, a civic networking fundraiser that tackles these and other important topics related to our democracy this summer. The third of three Re-Engage fundraisers will occur on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Museum of Flight. Guests can engage in fascinating conversations, gain valuable insight from local experts, and connect with fellow civic enthusiasts. The third Re-Engage program will feature a keynote speech from KIRO TV’s Jesse Jones.

Seattle CityClub is thrilled to launch the Summer of (Civic) Love fundraising campaign to support our mission to provide civic access for all in the Pacific Northwest. Re-Engage is a contemporary version of the 42-year-old organization’s prominent and long-running Engage program that is more accessible and interpersonal for greater engagement. Please consider supporting our important civic work with a financial contribution that will make opportunities such as Re-Engage, political debates, and Civic Cocktail available for years to come.

Event Timeline

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Hosted Reception (hors d’oeuvres and beverages)

6:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Program with Jesse Jones

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Post-program Socializing

Ticket prices range from $75 – $10,000. Please visit the Eventbrite page for more program information and to purchase tickets.

Do you or your company want to support balanced civic discourse and programming in the Pacific Northwest? Email to learn more.


“I’m KIRO 7 TV’s Consumer Advocate. I’m from Tacoma and went to college at Montana State University. My degrees were in staying warm and Film and Television Production. Yes, don’t laugh, I got a B.S. in it. I started my TV career in 1989 at KSTW-TV as a teleprompter operator and receptionist. Imagine walking into a TV station and seeing my face? Scary. I got promoted to a Sports Reporter then to News Reporter ending as a Special Projects Reporter and Producer.

A few years later, I left my home town for WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. I spent seven as an Investigative Reporter in Charm City. In 2001 I went to work for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the same capacity. And in 2005 I got opportunity to return to the Northwest. I’ve been married for 25 years to my wonderful wife Kim. Just a side note, if you really want something done, call her, not me. And I have a daughter named Cydney. She is pretty and smart like her mother. My mom, brother and sister all live in the South Sound. I’m a blessed man. I hope to make you and my family proud.”

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